How to hear the voice of God—part three

I started hearing from God by paying close attention to the Bible. I would ask God a question, and He would bring a Bible verse to mind to answer it. He still does that. For example, one day I asked Jesus if I should be concerned about knowing the difference between His voice and the Father’s voice. His response? I and the Father are one. That’s a direct quote from John 10:30. At other times, God would give me insights through His Spirit when I was pondering a Bible passage.

If you want to hear from God, it just makes sense that you would value the Bible. God has spoken through His written word. Are you reading it or listening to it daily? (Billy Graham keeps an open Bible near him all the time. That way, when he walks by it, he pauses for a moment to read a bit of it. I put the Bible on audio on my phone and have it playing next to my pillow all night.) Do you value it? Are you pondering it? Do you memorize portions of it? Hearing from God means treasuring what He has to say, and the place to start listening is with the Bible.

More next time…

This post is adapted from content found in my book Spiritual Self Defense. More info here:

Bible trivia:
Answer from last time: The Lord will return to the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).
New question: Who took the place of Queen Vashti?

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